My blog—among many other things—is a spiritual blog.
It is a blog about living life awake, aware and happy. And about choosing what we love—what lights us up inside.
And even the word spiritual is so watered down that it doesn’t even come close to what I want to convey.
It isn’t a blog about pushing and struggling to find ones purpose. It is about just being true to you.
About being happy. About enjoying life. It’s about setting all the shoulds, woulds and coulds aside—that have kept so many of us prisoners in our own lives—and getting quiet and really listening to your soul.
And about knowing that we are never alone—that we always have support from that energy—call it God, Source energy, Guides, Angels, or Peter Pan.
We are not without guidance at each and every moment.
And the clincher to that is—if we don’t believe it, it probably won’t seem like a truth to us.
And if we do believe it and have 100% faith that it is true—miracles start to happen.
Then they happen again and again.
And then miracle become commonplace (but not commonly ordinary or boring of course).
They become reminders of our power, our connection and of our inherent birthright to be loved.
You are loved at all times—even though it may not seem that way.
You are protected at all times—even though you have felt abandoned.
You are never alone and you are never without support.
Today and every day—let’s choose to enjoy life. To be grateful for any small thing that we can find and then just make that our focus.
And little by little, when you become aware of the power and gift you have in a simple choice to know that there is an energy that ALWAYS has your back—as the saying goes—the world is your oyster.
I am all about energy. You are all about energy (whether you believe it or not). Life is all about energy.
After years of trying to figure out how to manifest what I wanted (and boatloads of failures) what I realized is that I was trying to pretend my way into things, rather than actually feeling my way into them—authentically. And then there were other times, that I just wasn’t being conscious at all about how I was feeling. I just sort of letting my feelings run the show.
In other words, I was pretending to feel happy, successful, forgiving or joyful—when I really felt shitty, blameful, sad and annoyed.
Crap, that’s no fun.
I wasn’t fooling myself and I definitely wasn’t fooling the universe.
The world of manifesting (the idea that we attract back what we primarily give out) is a world of energy.
And you can’t trick the universe into believing that you are feeling something you aren’t. It doesn’t work that way.
The way it works is that you must first identify HOW IT IS THAT YOU WANT TO FEEL.
That is the starting point.
Most people stumble through life not really giving too much conscious thought to how it is they truly want to feel. We may think we do, but how many of us truly create a life based on a conscious awareness of how we want to feel minute to minute?
I am guessing that most people don’t give it much thought. Most of the time, we are actually just on autopilot with our feelings and are run by them, rather than being a conscious co creator with them.
Our feelings are the guide to our energy.
So, first you gotta—
- IDENTIFY HOW IT IS THAT YOU WANT TO FEEL
And once you understand how you want to feel, it’s time to—
- SORT OUT THE HOW-TO OF IT ALL
How do we work with our feelings (that sometimes feel so automatic and out of our ability to influence) when annoying shit is really happening?
I mean, how are we supposed to FEEL AMAZING, when there are so many things out there that seem to be working towards making us feel NOT AMAZING?
You gotta make a choice.
YOU MUST CHOOSE to stay committed to how you want to feel (beautiful, connected, loved, sensual, happy) in the face of life’s little mishaps and misfortunes.
This doesn’t mean you don’t acknowledge feeling annoyed by the justifiably annoying. It doesn’t mean ignoring the truth of how you feel.
It means saying “hey, I am annoyed, irritated, angry, etc…..and I know that staying in this state is NOT an energy I want to give out (or attract back to me) so I am going to acknowledge the truth of how I feel and let it go, because it’s not how I really want to feel.”
Then you go back to identifying HOW YOU WANT TO FEEL and create an arsenal of things you can do to get you right back into those desired feelings ASAP.
Maybe you can do some of these things to get back to your desired feelings—laugh, read a book you love, smile more, take a shower, go for a walk, sit under a tree, sing, dance, have a cup of your favorite tea, calla friend, breath more deeply, do some yoga, play with your dog, hug your kids, dream, light a candle, take a bath, eat some chocolate, scream in a pillow, cry, kiss, buy some flowers, remember something that makes you smile and laugh.
Create your own quick-list of things that you can do—lickety-split—to get out of a funk and back towards fantastic . . . or just a bit better even.
Your energy is amazing. It’s powerful and it’s a choice. Your energy is amazing because it’s the secret sauce of your life. Your energy is amazing because it directs the flow of your life. That flow can be a good one, or it can be turbulent. But it’s all a choice.
Choose to feel, think and be the sort of person that you enjoy being around. And then watch the miracles start to unfold.
This will be short and sweet today. I write about things that I am personally experiencing in my life—or that are of particular interest to me.
And it’s confession time—sometimes I hide from my true power. In fact, most of us do. Most of us don’t even know what our true power is, how to find it…. or if we even want it.
How do you know if you are hiding from your true power?
- You feel empty
- You feel restless
- You feel like someting is missing
- You feel disconnected
- You are reactive and argumentative
- You have low energy
- You often feel “tested” by life
- The same patterns and issues keep resurfacing
- You have moments of clarity and lucidity, but you brush them off and don’t pay attention to the signs and signals the universe is giving you
- You just know. You can feel that you are meant to step into your next “level” but don’t know how, why and have some fear about changing.
And then what? What do we do when we know we are hiding from our true power? How do we discover it? Turn it on?
We turn it on by . . . .
- Being aware that we are disconnected from it in the first place
- Ditching excuses and being accountable
- Asking your higher power, God, source energy (whatever your version of it is) for help in connecting with your true power
- Tuning into and strengthening your intuition (meditation, nature, exercising…whatever raises your vibration)
- Engaging in things that make you feel good (raising your vibration)
- Going beyond our comfort zone and being willing to be uncomfortable at times (spiritual growth, being the best you can be, being happy and evolving aren’t always about fairy kisses, unicorns and rainbows….in other words—sometimes it’s hard!)
And once you tap into your true, conscious personal power, you will feel . . .
- At peace
What’s not to like about that? Hiding from your power is a choice and just as you can choose to hide, you can choose to discover and allow it.
Now that we are in another mercury retrograde, I think now is the perfect time to ditch the old patterns and choose your power. Your power that lights you up, puts a skip in your step and makes things happen.
Enjoy my first in a series of interviews with people I love and admire in the coaching, writing and entrepreneurial world.
We will chat about life, our businesses and family and of course how these great minds use the power of choice to create amazing lives.
My first guest is Jan Hoath of Nurture The Leader. She is a leadership coach and is doing amazing work to empower women to step into leadership roles in a conscious, authentic way.
Check out the interview here!